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The Esmeralda Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't even know where to begin! I planned and booked an anniversary weekend trip to the Esmeralda as a surprise for my husband. I requested the honeymoon cottage but unfortunately it was already booked. I was bummed but decided the queen suite would be just fine. I added the romance package to our stay that included a couples massage,...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this place for a quiet, couples getaway yet still close to everything!! Molly, at the front desk was amazing!! The luxurious robes and perfect hot tub were just the ticket. Having access to a small bar to bring a beer or wine to our room was great! Access to same floor fridge and game room as well. PERFECT!!! LOVED...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope you will be able to visit us again soon. Don & Kim Cason

Cincinnati
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here a week ago and I cannot tell you enough about this awesome inn. Not only is it gorgeous and close to Chimney Rock Park, the staff is absolutely wonderful. They went out of their way to make you feel at home. On our second night our kids were coming in late and the girls at the front...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope you will stay with us again soon. Don & Kim Cason

atlanta
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is truly an amazing place and very representative of Western North Carolina mountain charm and ambience. When you walk into the lobby, you see a gorgeous handmade staircase made of aged wood. The inn seems very clean and well cared for. The restaurant is amazing - last time we went they handled my party of 8 beautifully with all...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for dining in our restaurant. We hope you will stay with us soon. Don & Kim Cason

Tryon, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accommodation wonderfully comfortable. The sitting porch offered a beautiful view of the mountains. Dinner and breakfast with outside dining could not have been better. Staff friendly and accommodating. Already planning a return visit.

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us as well as your dinning experience. We will look forward to your return visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant.

Beaufort, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Esmeralda was the location of my wife's birthday weekend attended by our children and grandchildren, all of who stayed at the inn. The rooms were comfortable, clean, quiet and well equipped. Sheets were the finest hotel linens we were ever exposed to and the beds were very comfortable. The staff was excellent and were ready to help in any...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that you and your family enjoyed celebrating your wife's birthday with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We so enjoyed serving you and we hope that you will visit with us again soon. Thanks again for the kind words. Kim & Don Cason

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful inn has 14 lodge-style rooms, and rates include an excellent breakfast. The inn is set back from the road and has two rocking chair wrap around porches. It's a couple of miles past the chaos of Lake Lure/Chimney Rock shopping areas so it's not one of those places where the building is right on the road. We loved...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about your recent visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon. Don & Kim Cason

TRYON, NC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend surprised me with a visit to Esmeralda Inn for Easter weekend. We stayed in the Honeymoon Cabin and it was wonderful. The bed was very comfortable with top quality linens. Everything in the cabin was top quality and we were just around the corner from the restaurant. The grounds are gorgeous. We had dinner in the restaurant and...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about your recent visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon. Don & Kim Cason

Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have stayed at Esmeralda Inn two times approximately 15 years ago. I wanted to share the experience of the Inn and Chimney Rock with two of my grandchildren. We arrived late at the Inn not having ate dinner. The dining room was closed but the chef at the Inn prepared a cheese tray for us so we didn't have...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about your recent visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon. Don & Kim Cason

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I love staying at places that are historic and have a story to tell. The Esmeralda has plenty of history celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. We stayed in the main building on the 2nd floor and I liked having a private balcony that overlooks the Broad River. The river was running full due to recent rains and at least...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review about your recent visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon. Don & Kim Cason

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant is nestled within the Hickory Nut Gorge of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains located in Chimney Rock, NC. Enjoy hiking, climbing and fishing and golfing. While dining enjoy the majestic views of Chimney Rock State Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Esmeralda Inn

Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Chimney Rock
Price Range: $250 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esmeralda Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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The Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
Esmeralda Chimney Rock
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for the rooms that face Chimney Rock - Gorgeous”
BennyB513, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a room in a cottage, very private, large and bed was wonderful”
408judy, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“Terrace rooms facing the river have a great view of chimney rock.”
S1964WXstevem, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“We booked the honeymoon cabin which was wonderful”
NCGIRLTryon_Nc, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There is a hot tub and fire pit on the property that looks to be new and quite relaxing. We should have brought our swimsuits!”
RoyallenW, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
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